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April 27, 2022

No Zinc Benefit Seen in COVID for Mortality or ICU Stays No Zinc Benefit Seen in COVID for Mortality or ICU Stays

Zinc use shortly before or after hospitalization of COVID-19 patients didn’t result in benefit, according to findings presented at the 2022 Critical Care Congress, the annual […]
April 26, 2022

Thanks to COVID-19, Drug Shortages Take Center Stage Thanks to COVID-19, Drug Shortages Take Center Stage

When a patient’s cardiac arrest triggers a Code Blue, clinicians respond with swift precision — until they have to hit a brief pause. Instead of a […]
April 25, 2022

Shortage of ICU Beds Did Not Drive COVID-19 Deaths Shortage of ICU Beds Did Not Drive COVID-19 Deaths

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Contrary to popular belief, no association appeared between the number of intensive […]
April 20, 2022

COVID-19 Accelerated Psych Problems for Critical Care Clinicians COVID-19 Accelerated Psych Problems for Critical Care Clinicians

Approximately one third of critical care workers reported some degree of depression, anxiety, or somatic symptoms in the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, based on […]
March 16, 2022

Crisis Care Scoring System Highlights Racial Inequities Crisis Care Scoring System Highlights Racial Inequities

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Approximately twice as many Black patients as patients of other ethnicities scored […]
March 7, 2022

Double-Dose COVID Vaccines ― Limited Efficacy Against Omicron Double-Dose COVID Vaccines ― Limited Efficacy Against Omicron

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The currently available two-dose COVID-19 vaccines were not effective in preventing symptomatic […]
March 2, 2022

Analysis Questions Tocilizumab in Ventilated COVID Patients Analysis Questions Tocilizumab in Ventilated COVID Patients

A new statistical analysis of an existing meta-analysis reaffirms a finding that hospitalized patients with COVID-19 who are on simple oxygen or noninvasive ventilation can benefit […]
January 19, 2022

Saline and Electrolyte Solutions: Similar Benefits in the ICU Saline and Electrolyte Solutions: Similar Benefits in the ICU

The use of balanced multielectrolyte solution or saline had no significant impact on the risk of acute kidney injury or death in critically ill hospitalized patients, […]
December 29, 2021

Burnout: ICU Staff Unaware Despite Evidence

 Burnout: ICU Staff Unaware Despite Evidence



Many critical care providers appear to be unaware that they are burned out from their role in pandemic care. Objective measures show that they are experiencing […]
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